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What to Expect

We are absolutely passionate about helping you. You can expect to work with a trained professional, dedicated to helping YOU. We book your time specifically for you. Expect one-on-one time, lots of questions, and a little bit of homework.

Our Centennial Rd location is fully accessible and houses a few specialty services (Shockwave, Laser Therapy, Neurological Rehab , GLA:D and Functional Fitness programs).

Our Athlete Institute has a new location on the main level, has ample parking and is at the heart of high performance sport in town.

Through our electronic medical records, we can see practitioner notes from each location and you only have to do the paperwork once! Don’t worry about calling the wrong location – we can book you at either clinic.

Have you been hurt in a Motor Vehicle Accident or suffered a Work Related Injury? We work directly with Insurance Companies and the WSIB and can help support your treatment needs.

Still not sure if we can help? Just Ask!


Physiotherapists are health professionals that are specifically trained to deal with the musculoskeletal components of the human body.

Physiotherapists at Healthwise Physiotherapy use a variety of manual therapy techniques, exercises, acupuncture, therapeutic modalities (including taping, pain management), and education. Appropriate treatment for each individual is guided by the most up-to-date research. All Physiotherapists are enthusiastic about helping you and take continuing education courses.

Physiotherapy services are provided pre-and-post-operatively, for acute and chronic conditions, and for preventative measures, for people of all ages.

Registered Massage Therapy

At Healthwise Physiotherapy, Registered Massage Therapy is offered to:

  • Reduce muscle tension/spasm
  • Promote healing
  • Increase blood flow to strained muscles
  • Aid in relaxation

Our team of Registered Massage Therapists use various techniques, including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue and Lymphatic Drainage as well as Cupping Therapy.

Massage therapy is effective alongside other treatments such as physiotherapy, chiropractic or acupuncture.

Registered Massage Therapy treatments can be booked for 30 minute, 45 minute, 60 minute, 75minute or 90 minute.

Most insurance plans cover the cost of Registered Massage Therapy. Massage Therapy is offered at both clinic locations.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors practice a manual approach, using a combination of techniques, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.

After taking a complete history and diagnosing a patient, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.

Chiropractic care can be useful for acute or chronic conditions, as well as for prevention.

At Healthwise Physiotherapy, our Chiropractors, use different techniques to treat everyone from pediatrics to prenatal to high performance athletes.

Let our staff know a little about your condition so we can assure you are placed with the best therapist for you!

Active Release Techniques (ART®)

ART® is a hands on soft tissue therapy technique used to restore function and reduce pain in the body’s muscular and fascial systems. ART treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia & nerves. Using specific movements to release restricted body motion, ART is effective for both acute and chronic conditions and provides lasting relief.

Every ART session is a combination of examination and treatment. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

For an ART session, book with Peter.


Foot orthotics are used to alleviate pain that is due to improper foot function. Common problems that are treated by a Pedorthist are: heel and arch pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, flat feet, Diabetes, bunions and bunionettes, knee, hip and low back pain.

The pedorthist will determine the most appropriate kind of orthotic for you based on your condition and footwear requirements. Depending on your insurance provider, Orthotics may be covered.

If you are interested in Orthotics, call the Centennial location and book an Orthotics Initial Assessment with Matthew Quattrociocchi, Certified Pedorthist.

Athletic Therapy

Athletic Therapy is the prevention, immediate care and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries by a Certified Athletic Therapist. It involves the assessment of physical function, the treatment of dysfunction caused by pain and/or injury in order to develop, maintain and maximize independence and prevent dysfunction.

People of any age can benefit from Athletic Therapy; including young, recreational, competitive, collegiate and professional athletes.

Extended healthcare plans often cover Athletic Therapy, either on it’s own or grouped with other allied healthcare providers.

Rebecca Hoekstra is the Certified Athletic Therapist at the clinic.

Concussion Management

Acute concussion management focuses on returning the athlete to sport safely and efficiently. If pre-season testing was completed, this will be used to determine a timeframe for returning to sport. Symptom reporting and constant communication is essential.

Chronic concussion management refers to anyone who has had concussive symptoms for greater than 1 month. This treatment is different than acute management and will be specific to your case – often the neck, vestibular system, or autonomic system are involved. A proper assessment and treatment plan will dictate your course of treatment.

A growing emphasis has been placed on objective baseline testing protocols that can be used to track an athlete’s recovery and serve as a tangible measurement for return-to-play readiness. By measuring an athlete’s “normal” level of functioning, we are better able to gauge the level of impairment that may exist post-injury by performing comparative testing.

Baseline values can vary widely from one athlete to the next, and in young developing athletes, these measures can change dramatically from year to year. Should an athlete sustain a concussion during the season, this allows for a more accurate and objective assessment of an otherwise elusive injury, and provides important information when making return-to-play decisions.

Neurological Rehabilitation

Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in the management of neurological conditions by focusing on improving mobility, function, and quality of life.

The physiotherapist begins by conducting a comprehensive assessment to understand the patient’s condition, including their movement limitations, muscle strength, balance, coordination, and functional abilities. They may use various standardized tests and measures to gather baseline data.

Physiotherapy treatment may include practicing walking with or without assistive devices, improving stride length, step symmetry, and balance.

Physiotherapists design exercise programs to address muscle weakness and limited range of motion. Balance impairments are common in neurological conditions and can increase the risk of falls. Physiotherapy interventions focus on improving balance reactions, postural control, and coordination through exercises targeting core stability, proprioception, and sensory integration.

Physiotherapists incorporate functional activities into therapy sessions to help patients regain independence in daily tasks such as sitting, standing, reaching, and grasping objects.

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation techniques involve patterns of movement that facilitate neuromuscular responses to improve muscle strength, coordination, and mobility.

Various modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, heat, and cold therapy may be used adjunctively to manage pain, reduce muscle spasticity, and promote tissue healing.

Physiotherapy extends beyond the acute phase of treatment to provide ongoing support for long-term management and maintenance of functional gains. This may involve periodic reassessment, adjustment of treatment goals, and continued monitoring of progress.

Overall, physiotherapy for neurological conditions is highly individualized, aiming to address the specific needs and goals of each patient while promoting optimal function, independence, and quality of life.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a technology that uses shockwaves to treat chronic, painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. There is evidence for the use of shockwave for chronic tendonopathy.

Shockwave therapy works by neovascularization of injured tissue to help promote healing. This means the injured tissue has an increase in blood vessels after the treatment.

Shockwave can help:
Calcific tendonitis, Rotator Cuff tendonitis, Plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Tennis elbow, Stress fractures, Non-union fractures, Achilles tendonitis, Patellar tendonitis (jumpers knee), Hip bursitis, Trigger points, Scar tissue, Bursitis, and Mortons neuroma.

Fascial Stretch Therapy

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) uses joint traction, oscillation, and circumduction of connective tissue in the body, (otherwise known as FASCIA) to help give you 30% better mobility in just one session!

There are so many benefits to FST, since it connects with your nervous system and literally every part of your body from the inside out.

FST can help with fitness performance, range of motion, relaxation, stress relief, muscle tension, injury recovery and muscle activation

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation (VR), or vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is a specialized form of therapy intended to alleviate both the primary and secondary problems caused by vestibular disorders.

Evidence has shown that vestibular rehabilitation can be effective in improving symptoms related to many vestibular (inner ear/balance) disorders. People with vestibular disorders often experience problems with vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbance, and/or imbalance. Other problems can also arise that are secondary to vestibular disorders, such as nausea and/or vomiting, reduced ability to focus or concentrate, fatigue, anxiety and depression.

Symptoms due to vestibular disorders can diminish quality of life and impact all aspects of daily living. Additionally, one of the consequences of having a vestibular disorder is that symptoms frequently cause people to adopt a sedentary lifestyle in order to avoid bringing on, or worsening, dizziness and imbalance. As a result, decreased muscle strength and flexibility, increased joint stiffness, and reduced stamina can occur.

Fitness Classes

We offer several different classes here at Healthwise. Our classes offer varying levels of activity based on the style of class.

We have the GLA:D® program which is an evidence-based program for treatment and management of osteoarthritic symptoms. This is an 8 week education and exercise program for those with stiff and/or painful knees and/or hips, or those with knee and/or hip arthritis.

Next up is the Functional Fitness Program which is an exercise program designed by our team of Registered Kinesiologists to help keep you moving.  With these strengthening exercises and stretches you are bound to see an improvement in your daily functional activities.  Whether it be going up a flight of stairs, carrying your laundry basket or simply going from standing to sitting – we can help you get back to all the things you love – safely!

Our newest class is called Bones, Butts an Guts!  This is designed to be a fun, 45 minute class to improve your cardio and strength with a focus of the core and glutes.  This is a must try for everyone – especially women over 40!

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